Aug 4, 2013 3:40pm EDT
to be so, with five ac civil liberties and all the other constitutional guarantees that make us unique among the nations of the world and the greatest nation in the history of the world. i have been a litigator for 40 years. i have never doubted that the scores of judges that i have litigated before have a commitment to rights and privacy and all the constitutional rights. i have no doubts about the fisa judges pushing back and having a commitment to the law. in appearance, the system is failing fast. it is failing to maintain the trust and credibility of the american people. they want to be protected from terrorists, at the same time, also protected from the degradation of constitutional rights. i'm changing the appointment and selection procedure so that the appearance and reality of diversity of you and aggressive protection of constitutional rights is maintained and enhanced. i'll introduce this bill tomorrow. it will involve circuit court judges in the appointment process with the continued involvement of the chief justice. it would change the fisa court of review process.
Aug 25, 2013 12:00am EDT
may be gone but there's still signs of injustice all around us. children born poor today are likely to stay poor. high poverty schools where kids need so much are given the least. and discrimination based on race or sexual orientation may no longer be legal, but it is still lethal. martin luther king jr. and others understood the intersection between racial equality and economic justice. the civil rights struggle is a struggle for good jobs and decent wages. and no while not the only solution they got, that educational opportunities is the highway to economic opportunity, which is why we must reclaim the promise of public education. and as i close, let me just say this, we stand here today as students, my friend and brother lee saunders, and myself, 50 years ago another gay person had to be in the shadows. but today i speak as a teacher, a worker, a labor activist, and a gay person deeply committed to my faith. \his is who we must be. a country that believes in equality and acts on that belief. so let's take a lesson from king. let's unite. people of faith in a national day of praye
Aug 18, 2013 3:15pm EDT
use of alcohol and these crimes. we have taken steps to limit alcohol in the barracks, to have our noncommissioned officers and officers enforce those standards in terms of the sale of alcohol and post. in many posts, we would have our 24-hour shop that can sell alcohol. when places would close down off post, troops would come on post and purchase more alcohol. many posts of gone to a restricted time frame on alcohol sale after a certain time, some as early as 10:00 in the evening. this is something we have looked at. commanders have often taken steps individually to curb this. >> my question is, are you thinking about unifying that? are you thinking of the best practices, guidelines for alcohol? >> what i just talked about has been discussed. in the meetings i have been in, we have not discussed it in the form of making it, across the services. we have left it to command at this point. >> thank you, everyone, for joining us today. we will see you in here soon. [indiscernible] >> we are all done. on the c-span networks, the air force association hosts a discussion on military defen
Aug 25, 2013 1:45pm EDT
your local cable and satellite provider. .ow, you can watch us in hd >> turning to serious health -- the u.s. has confirmed it has reached an agreement with the syrian government to allow inspectors to visit the site of an alleged emma: attack a suite near damascus. the date and times still need to be worked out. opposition groups and doctors without borders say more than 300 people were killed. u.s. lawmakers talked about those attacks on the sunday news shows. on fox news sunday, corker and eliot talk more about the issue. i think we will respond in a surgical way and i hope the president, as soon as we get back to washington, will ask for authorization from congress to do something in a very surgical and proportional way, something that gets their attention and causes them to understand we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. at the same time, i hope it's the kind of action that does not move us away from the policy we have right now where we want to see the syrian opposition group taking the lead on the ground. i hope we will lose our training up. i know we are
Aug 26, 2013 12:00am EDT
. want us to think about it today. i am not an education expert. i am a mechanical engineer. i have gone to work in extraordinary projects. i want to cruise through some andgs i think have changed areas we might consider. indicative of things we want to change. red is english. you see spanish, portuguese. if we google search, you can think of it in an internet way. this has never happened before. it means we can really think differently and are available to each other to solve problems and to collaborate in extraordinary ways. i wanted to flip a couple of images of things that show that. come adjacent. they just finished computer science undergrad degrees. this is the same we have in silicon valley. this is where techies gather. this culture is emerging throughout the world. i/o, we haveoogle not only the people who physically gather in san francisco, but we have more than one million people who are considered partners all around the world. i think about the amazing ted conference, ideas worth sharing. like thisa movement where people are meeting twice a day. extraordinary momentum.
Aug 4, 2013 11:30am EDT
making plans such as we saw before 9/11, whether they are going to be suicide vest that are used -- suicide vests that are used or planning on vehicle borne bombs being carried into an area. we don't know. but we are hearing some kind of that same chatter, david, that we heard pre-9/11, leading up to anecdotes like that taking place by the terrorists. and it's a big deal. vice president biden gave us a classified briefing this last week. they identified more than 25 of our embassies around the world that are particularly vulnerable. more than 25. in the defense appropriations bill, which we wrote and sent to committee this week, i included $48 million specifically to great in 35 embassies around the world the security that we need -- to upgrade in 35 embassies around the world the security that we need. we need to realize we're living in an increasingly dangerous world. this specific threat that we been briefed on over and over again has reached a new level. congressman dutch ruppersberger is the topper -- top republican in the -- he said that the threat was from a high-level per
Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
watch us in hd. >> a look at the unfolding situation in syria and how humanitarian efforts are being carried out. million refugees have left for neighboring countries. from washington journal, this is 20 minutes. host: joining us next is dr. ron waldman, president of doctors of the world usa, joining us to talk about the group's activities among the world with refugees, in particular the syrian refugee camp from which he has recently returned. thank you for being with us. this is a photo in this week's "new york" magazine with an article and a photograph of a camp. it is open two weeks. it is now home to 120,000 people. the population of hartford, conn. you were recently at this camp. it looks like largely a tent city. what was your experience like? guest: a very large encampment of refugees. it is now the second largest refugee camp in the world after the one in northern kenya. it is the third or fourth largest city in jordan. it is no longer as much of a tent city. there are more signs of permanence as the shelters become more permanent it is not a bad thing with winter coming up,